Making More Senses of UX
Friday, 13 September 2013 from 09:30 to 12:30 (BST)
Bristol, United Kingdom
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
With wearable technology, Internet of Things and 3d printing, the crossover between visual to physical user experience (UX) is accelerating.
So I have designed a workshop that moves attendees through three stages.
Learning about multimodal design and sensory confusion
Learning about sensory substitution and using alternative sensory information input
Learning about sensory augmentation and designing future UX that matches and enhances our abilities
What this enables is a sharing of research and experience.
Here's a video from workshop at UX Bristol
What is exciting is that we have the opportunity to use new ideas of how cognition can change to create new products and UX's that work in tandem with the brain.
Come to this workshop and get hands on with ideas, research and practical discovery of your senses and UX
When & Where
Alastair Somerville is an sensory design consultant. Working with clients, like the BBC, National Trust and Scottish Parliament, he has developed a number of new technologies and techniques for making information more comprehensible by people - whatever their physical and cognitive capacities.
He has been running Sensory UX workshops in the UK and US since last year. In 2014, he has run workshops at SxSW Interactive, UXPA UK and the Institute of Human Centered Design.
Working with charities, government agencies and volunteers in 2013, Alastair co-created SynSurgery (an unconference for Health innovation), Making More Senses (a series of workshops on multimodal design), Creating Social Impact (a number of local training sessions across Stroud District in making and sharing digital media) and Playing With Accessible STEM (an evening for people to use new technology to create new accessible ways of teaching Science and Technology).